‘Tommy’: Michael Chernus To Co-Star In CBS Cop Drama Pilot From Paul Attanasio

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EXCLUSIVE: Patriot alum Michael Chernus is set for a lead role opposite Edie Falco in CBS drama pilot Tommy (fka Nancy), from the Bull team of co-creator Paul Attanasio and producer Amblin TV.

In Tommy, written by Attanasio and directed by Kate Dennis, when a former high-ranking NYPD officer becomes the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles (Falco), she uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to navigate the social, political and national-security issues that converge with enforcing the law.


Chernus will play Ken. Rumpled, insecure, smart, wry and a little self-deprecating, Ken is the speechwriter for L.A.’s incoming and first female Chief of Police. his job is to channel his boss’ inner life and get it all on paper, which is put to the test immediately when tasked to write her swearing-in speech without ever having met her.

Attanasio executive produces with fellow Bull exec producers Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey of Amblin TV.

Chernus was a series regular on Amazon’s Patriot and had a key role in Joe Swanberg’s Netflix anthology Easy. Prior to that, he starred in Manhattan for WGN and is known for his recurring role as Piper’s brother Cal Chapman on Orange Is the New Black. On the big screen, Chernus most recently starred opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal in Netflix’s The Kindergarten Teacher for Netflix. He also played Phineas Mason, aka The Tinkerer, in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Chernus is repped by UTA, Authentic Talent and Felker Toczek.

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